Preview: The Cribs at The Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth


The Jarman brothers Ryan, Gary and Ross hit the Pyramids Centre this Friday as part of their whistle stop tour of the UK for their sixth studio album For All My Sisters. The Spinnaker Tower will keep vigil over an evening of deliriously screamy indie punk. In their latest record the Yorkshire twins and their younger brothers’ recalcitrant rock makes a return to the hooky pop sound of 2007’s Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever. The Wytches, Brighton’s own heavy psychedelic four piece, will support them on the night.

…Sisters is one of a promised two new albums from The Cribs, one ‘pop’ and one ‘punk’. What we apparently have on our hands here is the former but set in the ramshackle punk parameters of the Wakefield trio, so you can still expect bold guitar riffs and lung busting trampoline vocals. ‘Different Angle’ can certainly testify. ‘Pink Snow’ starts off as a slow burner with some spectral reverb and a softly spoken Ryan Jarman, before Ross Jarman then crashes in on the cymbals with a typically scuzzy Cribs hook from Gary Jarman, who continues to strain his vocal chords with his distant backing. You can only accuse the lads of going pop with a wry smile.

The brothers have quite the back catalogue to chose from for the evening, 2013’s greatest hits compilation Payola had a mammoth twenty-two tracks, and with a stellar sixth album to tour with, expect a career spanning set list and the perfect way to see in your Halloween weekend!

For All My Sisters is out now and tickets for their Portsmouth show are currently available for £20.35 by clicking here.


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